August 14th, 2008
06:30 PM ET
14 years ago

McCain camp sued by Jackson Browne, denies charges

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Jackson Browne is suing John McCain’s campaign."](CNN) - John McCain's campaign said Thursday it had nothing to do with a campaign ad now the subject of a lawsuit filed by musician Jackson Browne.

Browne filed the lawsuit earlier Thursday against McCain and the Republican National Committee for using his hit song "Running on Empty" in a campaign commercial. The suit claims both McCain and the RNC did not obtain the rights to the song ahead of the television commercial's airing. The suit also alleges the commercial falsely suggests Browne endorsed McCain.

But McCain spokesman Brian Rogers said Thursday the ad in question was not from the McCain campaign, but from the Ohio Republican Party. "[It] had nothing to do with the McCain campaign," he said.

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soundoff (79 Responses)
  1. PulSamsara

    Why would America reward complete GOP failure ?

    We wont.

    August 14, 2008 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  2. Obama - MY next president

    a.k.a. Gray-Haired Old wrinkley man!!!!!

    August 14, 2008 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  3. Wisconsin

    Yep McShame now stealing to push his lies. And to think some people are dumb enough to support him, SAD.

    August 14, 2008 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  4. TonyinKentucky

    A country is a hell of a lot harder to run than a campaign.

    John McCain has probably run the worst major campaign at least since television and we have people that somehow trust this bumbler and his his band of thieves, liars and idiots to run the USA?


    If McCain's Presidency is any reflection of his campaign then we'll be getting off easy with a Depression. Dark Ages part II is within striking distance. No power, intolerance, constant war, decreased education, food shortages, crumbling infrastructure, and a torch and pitchfork mentality from people too many times stomped on is a good recipe for a serious decline in civilization.

    August 14, 2008 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
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